Cyclone Fani kills several people in India, enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to hit the Indian subcontinent in decades, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction across the eastern coast of India. At least 12 people died in Odisha, the worst-hit Indian state, the Reuters news agency reported on Saturday, citing the local Indian media. Meanwhile, … Continue reading "Cyclone Fani kills several people in India, enters Bangladesh"

Palestinian journalist shot in head by rubber bullet while covering Gaza protest

Israel forces shot and injured a Palestinian journalist with a rubber-coated steel bullet on Friday, and three others were killed, including a 19-year-old protestor, as demonstrations continue in Gaza. Safinaz Allouh was covering the ongoing Great March of Return campaign along the Gaza-Israel border fence when she was hit in the head and injured. East … Continue reading "Palestinian journalist shot in head by rubber bullet while covering Gaza protest"

Trump’s backing of Saudi war in Yemen is ‘business decision’

President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution aimed at ending US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen means that, in Washington, business interests outweigh humanitarian concerns, political analyst Colin Cavell told RT. The US president has “no compunction” about the thousands of civilians who were killed in the brutal war since 2015, said … Continue reading "Trump’s backing of Saudi war in Yemen is ‘business decision’"

WATCH India’s most powerful CYCLONE in two decades batter its coast

Over a million people in India have been evacuated from the path of monstrous tropical cyclone Fani, which made landfall in the country on Friday. Authorities are poised for the worst, as winds are predicted to reach over 200 kph. The armed forces and the coast guard have been placed on full alert as the “extremely … Continue reading "WATCH India’s most powerful CYCLONE in two decades batter its coast"

Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies

A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in Christchurch Hospital, raising the death toll to 51. The 46-year-old had been in intensive care since being shot at the Al Noor mosque in March. Brenton Tarrant, 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder for New … Continue reading "Turkish man wounded in Christchurch mosque attack dies"

‘United as never before’: Maduro leads military march, thanks army for loyalty (PHOTOS)

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked his country’s armed forces for remaining loyal in the face of a failed opposition coup plot, holding a parade in their honor. Addressing a crowd of some 4,000 troops of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) prior to the march, the president said the military made history in repelling … Continue reading "‘United as never before’: Maduro leads military march, thanks army for loyalty (PHOTOS)"

Don’t trust anyone, convicted liar Abrams tells Venezuela’s Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro should not trust anyone around him, especially not the Cubans and the Russians, said the US’ point man for toppling the Venezuelan leader after the latest failed US-backed coup attempt. Elliott Abrams was appointed by the Trump administration to lead the effort to oust Venezuela’s elected President Nicolas Maduro and replace him … Continue reading "Don’t trust anyone, convicted liar Abrams tells Venezuela’s Maduro"

HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

Chinese police are using a mobile app to store data on 13 million ethnic minority Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang province, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has revealed. The app, known as the Integrated Joint Operations Platform, is being used to store information from the height and weight of individuals to facial recognition scans. … Continue reading "HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs"

Maduro announces ‘Day of Dialogue’ to rectify mistakes, addresses crowds on May Day

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a “day of dialogue” to be held over the weekend, in an effort to fix some of the mistakes his government has made “since the Revolution.” Addressing a crowd in Caracas during the International Labor Day celebrations, the president accused the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of trying to … Continue reading "Maduro announces ‘Day of Dialogue’ to rectify mistakes, addresses crowds on May Day"

Assange extradition process is ‘life & death’ for him and for journalism itself – WikiLeaks’ editor

The lengthy sentence incurred by Julian Assange for skipping bail has caused “shock and outrage,” WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has said, adding that the real fight for him and journalism as a whole lies ahead. The founder of WikiLeaks was slapped with a 50-week jail term –over his having skipped bail– by a UK court … Continue reading "Assange extradition process is ‘life & death’ for him and for journalism itself – WikiLeaks’ editor"

Astronomers ‘gobsmacked’ by black hole so powerful it’s dragging space behind it

An enormous black hole sitting some 8,000 light years from Earth has such a powerful gravitational pull that as it moves it’s literally dragging nearby space along with it, according to new research. Black hole V404 Cygni, an incredible nine times bigger than the sun, is drawing in material from a companion star. As the … Continue reading "Astronomers ‘gobsmacked’ by black hole so powerful it’s dragging space behind it"

Sudan protesters defiant as army warns ‘no more chaos’

Sudanese protest leaders have called for a mass rally amid mounting tensions over the composition of a joint civilian-military council to run the country following the removal of Sudan's longtime ruler, Omar al-Bashir. In a statement on Tuesday, the political parties and movements behind the months-long anti-government protests urged supporters to gather for a "million-strong march" on … Continue reading "Sudan protesters defiant as army warns ‘no more chaos’"

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’

Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Tuesday, spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro – who said he had defeated an attempted coup. An apparently carefully planned attempt by Guaido to demonstrate growing military support disintegrated into rioting as palls of black … Continue reading "Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’"